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Likelihood to Recommend

Newforma Project Center

Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

I'd be likely to recommend Salesforce to anyone who has time or resources to develop the system to meet their needs - or to hire that out to another firm. Salesforce is a HUGE tool that comes as a blank slate. and not appropriate for any firm that cannot have a near full time support person or developer.
Jeff Fralick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Newforma Project Center
6.0
Salesforce
Plan distribution & viewing
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Salesforce
Plan markups & sharing
Newforma Project Center
3.1
Salesforce
Issue tracking & punchlists
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Salesforce
Photo documentation
Newforma Project Center
4.1
Salesforce
Jobsite reports
Newforma Project Center
7.0
Salesforce
Document sharing
Newforma Project Center
7.1
Salesforce
RFI tools
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Salesforce
Collaboration & approvals
Newforma Project Center
8.0
Salesforce
As-built drawings
Newforma Project Center
5.1
Salesforce
Mobile app
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Salesforce
Submittal design and management
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Salesforce

Sales Force Automation

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.3
Customer data management / contact management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
9.1
Workflow management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.1
Territory management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.1
Opportunity management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.3
Contract management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.3
Quote & order management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
7.7
Interaction tracking
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.6
Channel / partner relationship management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.0

Customer Service & Support

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.5
Case management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
9.0
Call center management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.4
Help desk management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.3

Marketing Automation

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.2
Lead management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.3
Email marketing
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.1

CRM Project Management

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.0
Task management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.4
Billing and invoicing management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
6.7
Reporting
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.8

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.8
Forecasting
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.5
Pipeline visualization
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.9
Customizable reports
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
9.1

Customization

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.7
Custom fields
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.7
Custom objects
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.8
Scripting environment
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.3
API for custom integration
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.8

Security

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.9
Single sign-on capability
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.9

Social CRM

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.2
Social data
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.2
Social engagement
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.1

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.3
Marketing automation
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.5
Compensation management
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.2

Platform

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.0
Mobile access
Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
8.0

Pros

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce nails the reporting suite. It's so robust and refined, that it makes my job 10 times more efficient.
  • Task and recurring meetings. I love logging in everyday and knowing exactly what I have lined up for the day, or at least an idea of it. This helps me organize my calendar.
  • Notes, emails, plugins. I love being able to take notes directly into the Account/Opportunity, and then in turn send emails directly to the client from there as well. Also, if i'm in my work email, and I email a client directly, I can then easily attach said email into my Salesforce account via one easy click.
John Hilburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Newforma Project Center

  • File downloads.
  • User-interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Quick access to report "button(s)" on dashboard. Right now you have to go to the Reports Tab, find the report template and run it. In Sales, we look at the same reports daily, and for individual sales personnel, being able to click 1 button to get to their accounts with the through date always being updated to "today" (so it doesn't have to be selected every single day before running the report) - would be of great help.
Leslie Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 48 answers
While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
John Cupoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.5
Based on 36 answers
Salesforce is like a bucket of legos. Everyone gets the same bucket, but can build anything you want out of it. I've worked on Salesforce instances for: construction, non-profits, job training, music industries, medical insurance, medical billing, paid parking, and international medical diagnostic companies.
Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.8
Based on 27 answers
All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years. Accordingly, I only recall our instance of Salesforce having one unscheduled, brief down time over 6 years. I can't remember for sure, but it may have been due to our Internet Service Provider (ISP) versus Salesforce itself. Also, Salesforce does it's best to keep customers in the loop:

Trust.salesforce.com is the salesforce.com community's home for real-time information on system performance and security. On this site you'll find:

Live and historical data on system performance
Up-to-the minute information on planned maintenance
Phishing, malicious software and social engineering threats
Best security practices for your organization
Information on how we safeguard your data
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.0
Based on 18 answers
Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
Points per Salesforce -
1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center

Newforma Project Center 7.0
Based on 1 answer
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce 6.0
Based on 32 answers
Since we do not pay for Premier Support, the agreed upon response times are still pretty good. It is a little ridiculous that you should need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their best support options and training.
Brent Booth | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 7.9
Based on 11 answers
All instructors are Salesforce certified. If you have done any type of customization, then it probably makes more sense to use the consulting partner who implemented your instance of Salesforce for training
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.1
Based on 15 answers
The quality of Salesforce's standard online training is high, but limited by nature as to what it covers.
Here are some common online courses -
Getting Started: Navigating Salesforce
Getting Started: Using the Sales Cloud
Getting Started: Administering Salesforce
Getting Started with Reports and Dashboards
Social Media Goes to Work: Chatter
Securing your Salesforce Organization
Getting Started with Data.com
Getting Started with Force.com Pages (Visualforce)
Writing Secure Applications on Force.com
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 9.4
Based on 16 answers
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand Salesforce's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the Salesforce dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Newforma Project Center

A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

Salesforce is head and shoulders above any other CRM available on the market. It integrates with Gmail and almost any other third-party tool that your company plans to use, making it the most robust and integrated tool available.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce

Salesforce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Salesforce has the unique ability to scale to new products and offerings quickly growing with your enterprise.
Todd Duclos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce

  • Salesforce.com has contributed to a more efficient overall organization in particular lowering cycle times required by technology in the field and in finance.
  • Salesforce.com has played a large part in a formidable increase in our sales close rate.
  • Salesforce.com has dramatically increased our insight into our business.
Irene Chivily Von Toussaint | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Newforma Project Center

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Salesforce

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Newforma Project Center
8.0
Salesforce
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
10.0

Usability

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
9.8

Performance

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
9.0

Support Rating

Newforma Project Center
7.0
Salesforce
6.0

In-Person Training

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
7.9

Online Training

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
9.1

Implementation Rating

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
9.4

Scalability

Newforma Project Center
Salesforce
10.0

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